Highlands girls varsity basketball team dug a hole from the beginning and could not get back on track against Cherokee losing on Tuesday at home 77-44.
Highlands next plays at 6 p.m. away against Rosman.
Highlands Kedra McCall goes up for the lay up under pressure against Cherokee on Tuesday. Highlands lost 77-44.
Highlands Reese Schmitt hangs onto a loose ball against Cherokee on Tuesday.
Highlands Chela Green drives to the hoop from the outside corner against Cherokee.
Things get hectic in the paint as Highlands Julia Schmitt goes for a tipped pass from Abby Olvera on Tuesday against Cherokee.
Highlands Abby Olvera does not give up her position on Tuesday against Cherokee.
Highlands Hannah Holt (on right) slaps away a pass against Cherokee.
Highlands Jeslyn Head moves to shut down the passing lane between two Cherokee players.
Highlands Bailey Schmitt posts up for the jump shot against Cherokee.
Highlands Kedra McCall blows by the full-court press against Cherokee on Tuesday.
There’s not much Highlands Abby Olvera can do about this shot except take the call and hope she drains the free throws.
Pictured below is the climactic finish with about 20 seconds to go on the clock when Highlands Reese Schmitt brought the ball up court and had a pass grabbed out of the air by Cherokee Jacee Smith. Smith made a fast break down the court to sink a lay up at the buzzer. Fans from both sides of the bleachers erupted in cheers.
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